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Pros

-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Close to Nashville

Cons

-Educational attainment
-Arts & culture
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Clarksville Metro Area


Clarksville, 50 miles from Nashville, is a growing city with a well-preserved small-town feel. The nearby Fort Campbell Military Reservation is an economic mainstay, and there is an assortment of other business activity located in what is considered a healthy business and labor climate. The downtown area is historic and attractive. Austin Peay State University supplies most of the cultural amenities and is the largest non-military employer. Cost of living is among the lowest in Tennessee and so are median home prices.

Growth has brought some new amenities to the area, including a new full-service hospital and a lot of new housing. The area offers a good choice of city, suburban, and rural living environments, and is close enough to Nashville to appeal to some telecommuters and small businesses looking for occasional access to that market.

The city lies in an area of gently rolling hills mostly in agricultural use with some areas of dense deciduous forest. The climate is a mix of continental and subtropical. Summers are long, warm, and humid with frequent thunderstorms. Winters and springs are variable with frequent shifts between cold and mild conditions with periods of rain and storms. Severe cold seldom occurs but snow is not uncommon and can be heavy. Likewise, spring storms can be severe. The first freeze is late October, last is in mid-April.


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Quick Facts About Hopkinsville


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Hopkinsville is 8.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hopkinsville jobs have Increased by 0.75 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hopkinsville's cost of living is 13.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Hopkinsville's population is 31,798 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.62 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Hopkinsville is $99,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Hopkinsville public schools spend $10,885 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Hopkinsville.

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re: recreation/entertainment - 11/4/2007
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recreation/entertainment
On any given week-end there is more to do in Hopkinsville, Kentucky than my husband and I time to do. You must be aware of the events, go on line, read the local paper,... (read more)
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